|NUMBER:||25||BIRTHDATE:||February 14, 1975|
|HEIGHT:||6' 4"||BIRTHPLACE:||Togliatti, Russia|
|WEIGHT:||232||DRAFTED:||SJS / 1993 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (6th overall)|
For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.